|Forum topic by dpoisson||posted 12-02-2011 06:22 PM||821 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-02-2011 06:22 PM
Hi folks, I have a respirator that I got a while back. I had originally bought it for when I use chemicals and other similar products. My shop has now been moved into the laundry room (don’t ask!!) and it’s a tight squeeze. When working on wood, it quickly fills up with dust. I was wondering if there is anything that I can check on my filters to ensure they can filter wood dust? My family has a history of bad lungs, so I don’t want to take any chances.
Ok ok, for those that MUST ask about my “shop” being in the laundry room. We finished up the basement (did the walls, floor and electricity) and my old shop was turned into a little room that houses our firewood for the winter. Soo…until we build a garage, I’m in the laundry room ;-/ It does bring up another point though. While I’m turning wood, I’m wearing my mask. But, the ceiling isn’t done yet, so wood dust can get out of the laundry room and onto the other rooms. I was thinking of installing a fan + filter and possibly using a plastic sheet to seal off the ceiling so dust can’t escape from the shop. How does that sound?
Edit: This is what I had in mind here